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Wednesday’s Brief: Speaker Series, Neighborhood Rebuilds After Fire, Local Entrepreneur Gone Viral

Things to know for Wednesday

Your daily round up for Wednesday, November 29:

6:00PM Still They Persisted at Old North Church. The Old North Church Foundation Speaker Series will be hosting Professor Robert Forrant as he explores the 1912 Bread & Roses strike. A reception and conversation will follow the talk, view additional details and pre-register for the event here.

Notable News:

A Neighborhood Rebuilds

The three-alarm fire that unfortunately claimed two lives on Hanover Street last Wednesday has brought the North End community together as the neighborhood rebuilds. Local residents have come out to show their support with the rebuild and reminisce on the lives taken too soon, WGBH has the full story.

One Year Later: Business Booming, Entrepreneur With Down Syndrome Now Hiring Employees With Disabilities

Collette Divitto, an entrepreneur with Down syndrome, has proven many potential employers wrong with the success of her baking business. Divitto, who was tired of job rejections, began baking cookies in her North End apartment and selling them at the local Golden Goose Market before her amazing cookies and personal story went viral, CBS Boston has the full story.

City Lights:



Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, November 30:

11:00AM Mahjong Games at North End Library. Enjoy the American-style variant of Mahjong, a tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy, and calculation, view the full event posting here.

Friday, December 1:

10:00AM Little Groove Concert at North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street as children learn to play in a fun musical environment and will have the opportunity to interact with parachutes, puppets, instruments and more, view the full event posting.

6:00PM North End Holiday Shopping Stroll at North End Shops. Join the community in celebrating the arrival of the holiday season by visiting over a dozen North End shops for treats, sales and prizes, view the full event posting here.

6:00PM Christmas Tree Event at Hanover & Cross Streets. Get in the strolling mood with Celebrity Christmas Carolers, hot chocolate, St. John’s School bake sale and an appearance by Santa Claus, view the full event posting.

From the Community:

North Square Oyster Chef Douglas Rodrigues Up For Chef of the Year

Douglas Rodrigues, Chef at North Square Oyster, has been nominated by Eater Boston for Chef of the Year. Voting is now open to the public, continue reading.

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Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

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One Reply to “Wednesday’s Brief: Speaker Series, Neighborhood Rebuilds After Fire, Local Entrepreneur Gone Viral

  1. I just voted on Eater Boston. Right now Douglas is in second place with 41% of the vote. The chef from Cultivar is in first place with 50% of the vote. Lets bring him to number one!

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